Saturday, October 31, 2009
I worked my way down the horse. I am growing very sick of black. Black, black and more black. Meanwhile the end of the cape is done with all the sparkly stuff. Gee- - what is next? I suppose I will have to spend a day working on a horse's a$$?????? Horrors of horrors.....
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I am quite pleased with all my new stash. I continue to work on my main project. The poor guy now has a leg!!! I may have to take a break and do something small or finish up a UFO project. I am excited about the play of the gray and black of the horse. I have continued to more on with the stitching and for now the jacket will remain brown. Pulling it out and replacing it is always an option (well, until framing is done - - that might slow me down - - LOL).
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I made a mistake. I didn't catch the slight different between an up pointing arrow and a down pointing arrow. (Perhaps it was not so much a mistake). The jacket is supposed to be a mustard color? I discovered the mistake and now wonder if I should change it or not. I like the brown color on the jacket. What do you think?
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Check this out!!! This week Prairie Grove Peddlger is giving away a check book cover with the chart as shown here. You pick the color. I want purple!!! Big Surprise there? Every week Cheryl plans to give away charts, or finished items, quilt patterns, all kinds of stuff. All you need to do is email her once a week. The winners are picked on Sunday. I have my fingers crossed that I get a purple check cover. How about you???? http://www.prairiegrovepeddler.blogspot.com/
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I see I left the magnet on the fabric. I normally use magnets to attach the chart to the fabric while I am stitching. This makes it easier to keep track of what I am working on. I have to say that this chart from Glendon Place is huge, I mean huge. It is most difficult to work with. Once folded, the chart is too thick to use magnets as I usually do. This all makes for a 'Grrrrr' every now and then.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The very top edge is complete. The upper border is done except for the sparkle braid and perhaps some beads - - I don't remember. This pattern will be repeated all around the edge. Have I ever mentioned that borders can be very boring? This has lots of stuff but I am sure it will get boring all the same.
Monday, October 19, 2009
This is Spooky Hollow by Glendon Place. I will have plenty of comments about this project as time goes on. This is the beginning of a rather large project. I spotted this project on line. It looked like it was stitched on a mottled blue fabric. It is stitched on a fabric called Haunted and it is more green than blue. I like the whole concept as it made me think of my brother. More on that later.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
There is a lot of work on the cone part of the hat. This is the start of it with the six ghosts that ring the top of this witch's hat....... More to come.
JUST A HINT - - soon I will post photos of my big brother's needle threaders - - (they are selling like hot cakes). My sister posted on her blog that I had done this -- not yet but I am taking photos and will get there soon. Think Christmas gifts.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Here is a closer look at the main piece and a shot of the extra pieces. There is a strawberry type scissors fob (done on the lower right) and then a scissor pocket, pin cushion and needle book. However - - I am out of the overdyed floss and I am waiting for more to arrive. So this one will have to go on hold for a bit...................
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
I love this piece. This will be the outside of the needle book/case. The multi color floss around the outside is Dinky Dyes 'Autumn'. I am trying very hard to keep the colors flowing around the piece in both directions with a bit of reason. I may decide later this is a bad idea? I do love the sentiment.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Halloween is my thing right now. I just love the orange fabric for the Blue Ribbon piece and the spooky fabric for the headless horseman - - oh my..... I wish I had all the time in the world to just sit and stitch. Lately I have to steal a few hours to 'play'. Things got backed up while gone and I am still digging out. Soon I hope that things calm down and I can return to normal. - whatever that is.... LOL.